Jun 5, 2013

Hearing On Rep Payees

     From a House Ways and Means Committee press release:
U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security, today announced an oversight hearing on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) representative payee program. This hearing will focus on the management challenges of the representative payee program and the agency’s plans for the future, given the aging of the baby boom generation. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in B-318 Rayburn House Office Building beginning at 10 am.


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Anonymous said...

Why are legally competent adults being told by a medical examiner or ALJ they need a payee? Just because someoen mismanages their money doesnt mean they should be force to trust someoen else with that money. Look at America's debt issue - government and personal - apparently there are a whole lot of people unable to manage their money.

Anonymous said...

Umm, I dare say a great number of people we find disabled for mental impairments are not competent.

Does this surprise you? Here at SSA, where we hold the claimant's hand and do everything for them at every possible turn (even when repped!), why wouldn't we intervene and make sure your benefits are used wisely? Just another example of SSA going above and beyond looking out for the interest of claimants!